Mr. Dzhumanov says that Kyrgyzstan has got the lowest positions in two categories: Property Rights and Freedom to Trade Internationally. April lootings in 2010, nationalization campaign by the provisionary government and border closures caused the decline in the Index.

Globally, the average economic freedom score rose slightly to 6.83 in 2010, the most recent year available, after plummeting to its lowest level in nearly three decades with a score of 6.79 in 2009. But the slight increase in this year’s worldwide economic freedom score is encouraging. Impressively, all five continents are represented in the global top 10.


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